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A photojournalistic endeavor to present the stories of folks who live on the road via photos, essays, interviews, video, and audio.
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When The Road is Home is a collaboration between photographers Daniel Volland and Ben Schuyler.


The project is a photojournalistic endeavor to present the stories of people who live the mobile life - artists, truckers, rubber-trampers, traveling musicians, tent city nomads, off-the-grid trailer communities, fishermen, retirees driving RV’s into their sunset years - via photographs, essays, interviews, video, and audio media.

Content will be digitally collected and shared from the road at WhenTheRoadIsHome.com. Photographs and stories will also be included in a limited edition print journal. 

These stories will be gathered from across America for four months as Daniel and Ben travel and live in a 1968 Oasis travel trailer.

From a photojournalistic vantage, the intention is to capture the realities of life on the road, both the good and the gritty: exploring the country, passing through national parks, navigating financial challenges and transportation difficulties, cooking food on a tiny trailer stove, finding out where the next shower will be.

Questions to be explored: What are the different ways a nontraditional lifestyle can look when the road is home? How do these people live and can we do the same? What implications does a nomadic lifestyle have on a deeper perspective regarding the meaning of our human existence and on the concepts of home and belonging?

Risks and challenges

The main risks are those associated with living on the road - namely, transportation and safety. We're working really hard to take the necessary precautions and prepare for these four months. Also, documenting these risks and challenges along the way will be an integral part of our storytelling for a project of this nature.

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    Random Postcard sent to you from the road with a handwritten message and a thank you shout-out on our website.

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    Postcard Pack (featuring original images from the project)

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    When the Road is Home Print Journal

    ***The Print Journal will be a beautifully printed edition of selected photographs and written pieces from our travels. We'll send you a signed copy!***

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    When The Road is Home Print Journal

    Mystery Disposable Camera filled with images from our travels. (one-of-a-kind!)

    ***We'll send this Mystery Disposable Camera to you in the mail undeveloped! You won't know what behind-the-scenes goodness it contains until you have the images developed. ONLY YOU will have these images!***

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    One Limited Edition 11x14 Print

    When the Road is Home Print Journal

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    Ok, this one is basically the PARTY PACK!

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    TWO Limited Edition 11x14 Prints

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    The Box from the Road

    ***This is a wooden box filled with curated finds from our travels across America. These treasures from the road could include goodies like a special stone, a bracelet, a vial of New Mexico sand, a receipt scrap with a crazy story on the back, or a fun little knick knack, for example. ***

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    THE "KING OF THE ROAD"

    The Box from the Road

    TWO Limited Edition 11x14 Prints

    The Mystery Disposable Camera (one of a kind!)

    When the Road is Home Print Journal

    AND, a random postcard FROM EVERY STATE WE TRAVEL THROUGH with a handwritten note on the back.

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    THE "WHO EVEN ARE YOU?!"

    No seriously, who even are you...we want to know...we're gonna come meet you! *

    Let's meet up on the road! Get coffee, go on a hike, take some photos, show you the trailer, have a campfire sing-a-long with your friends or something!

    ALSO, you'll get TWO 11x14 prints, the print journal, the box from the road, the postcard pack, the mystery disposable camera, a random postcard from the road, and a shout-out on the website!

    *Incentive does not include travel expenses. However, we'll come to you as long as you're somewhere close to our route. If you're interested in this donation option, email us at whentheroadishome@gmail.com for more info; let's make something happen!

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